Long Time Leaving

Long Time Leaving

Dispatches From up South

Book - 2007
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A selection of essays by the popular humorist reassesses the diverse conflicts between the North and the South, ranging from musical taste, religion, and eating habits to theories of education, sports, politics, child-rearing, and race.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307266187
Branch Call Number: 975.040207 B6238L 2007
Characteristics: 400 p. ; 24 cm

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PearlyBaker
Nov 08, 2017

I'll allow that I might could read, work, eat, sleep, sell on eBay, scrutinize Garcia lyrics, walk the dogs, micro-farm, write and do most things a site too much. But there is nary enough time in life to drink in the pure truth that Mr. Blount offers. It's like Ken Kesey said during Dark Star on 10/31/91, "Nobody else reaches across the distance and puts their hand on your shoulder and talks to you about this S. That's what the Dead have been doing for a long time, reaching across. When you guys played Broken Down Palace at that gig, I knew, S, this is the Grateful Dead telling me about my son. It's a big a time as it gets. And old Bill knew it, you know he knew it." I work with a young man who has a symptom I am quite fond of and wish more people had called alogia. One time a judge asked him why he never talks. He thought for a moment, looked sideways at the judge and then mumbled, "Because mostly what people say is *bullshot*" (Amazon will sell you books entitled 12 inches: A Secret Baby Dark Romance; however they will not allow reviews to have naughty words in them). Thankfully there are still a few real people left who are reaching across.

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santiano9
Sep 13, 2014

i enjoyed most of this book as it gave me a fresh perspective on many things "Southern" and the many misconceptions on hand. I skimmed most of the article on politics.

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